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GANGNEUNG, South Korea Jocelyne Lamoureux Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.
On the sport biggest stage, against the Americans greatest rival, with all her teammates leaning eagerly over the boards watching her every move, the three time Olympian came back to her forehand to finish off a dazzling, triple deke move by sliding the puck into the net past the outstretched glove of Szabados for the deciding goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller.
That would be 20 year old goalie Maddie Rooney, who stuffed the last two Canadian shooters to wrap up a 3 2 victory today that snapped the Americans 20 year gold medal drought and ended Canada bid for a fifth straight title in the first shootout in an Olympic women final.
The Americans piled over the boards, throwing gloves in the air before piling on top of Rooney on the ice 20 years after their last gold medal in women hockey and 38 years to the day after the men famous on Ice victory over the Soviet team in group play at Lake Placid.
Americans Kendall Coyne, left,
and Hilary Knight celebrate after winning the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, today. (AP photo)
the only word that comes to mind, said Gigi Marvin, a three time Olympian and at 30 the oldest American on the roster.
This victory capped a year that started with the Americans threatening a boycott of the world championships to secure more money and the same kind of treatment that USA Hockey gives to the men team.
should make a movie on it, forward Hilary Knight said. had all the drama and everything. It sort of a storybook ending to an incredible series of accomplishments. was more incredible than the move by Lamoureux Davidson, who decided to use the deke called I did it again something she had practiced uncounted times in practice, skating around tires set up on open ice to mimic defenders. flag draped around her shoulders and gold hanging on her chest. butchered it a thousand times, just ran into tires, tripped over tires just working on my hands. Just glad it worked out this time. and Amanda Kessel also scored in the shootout, another nail biter ending four years after Canada won its fourth straight gold medal in Sochi after rallying to stun the Americans in overtime.